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You’ll soon be able to make calls from Google Home

Today at Google I/O 2017, Google announced that you’ll soon be able to make calls using Google Home. The feature will roll out over the next few months to existing Google Home owners. Initially, the calls will come from private numbers, but you can link your phone number to the device so your loved ones can […]

This wall charger packs a 5000mAh battery inside to keep you powered up from anywhere for just $22

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a pair of charging accessories you’ll want to check out!

Battery life is something that continues to improve in phones and tablets, but not everyone can make it through the whole day on a single charge. Sure, you can carry around a spare wall charger and cable, or a battery pack, but what about if you could combine those into one? That’s what Anker’s PowerCore Fusion does,  [Read More…]

HTC U11 coming to Sprint in U.S., also unlocked from Amazon and HTC

HTC U11 in the U.S.: where, when and for how much.

HTC’s relationships with the U.S. carriers have weakened, and with the launch of its 2017 flagship the U11 it has just one carrier on board. The HTC U11 is exclusive to Sprint at launch, going up for pre-order immediately online with a proper release on June 9. The pricing from Sprint is set at $ 0 down and $ 29 per month for two years, or a total  [Read More…]

Motorola to release nine phones from C, E, G, X and Z lines in 2017

Motorola brings back old favorites and adds a Moto C line that offers “Unlimited Essentials.”

The latest leak from Evan Blass should get fans of Motorola phones excited.

In a leaked slide we get to see Motorola’s 2017 lineup, including the introduction of a new Moto C line. According to the photo, there are nine phones expected this year to cover everything from value shoppers to enthusiasts.

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— Evan Blass (@evleaks)  [Read More…]

Netflix is disappearing from the Play Store for some users

It seems that Netflix have taken a decision to block users with rooted devices running custom ROMs from downloading the app from the Google Play Store. According to reports on Reddit, the Netflix app is showing up as incompatible for users with some rooted devices. Probably more worringly is that Netflix seems to have disappeared […]

CTIA launches a new service to keep you from buying stolen smartphones

Stolen phones are a painful part of the smartphone market.

Someone steals a phone off an unsuspecting (or at the very least unwilling) person, wipes the device and sells it off to the first person they can. That person thinks they got a sweet deal on a new phone… right up until the device turns on and is disabled by an IMEI block placed by the carrier or the manufacturer once the owner reports it stolen. No one wants  [Read More…]

How to stop apps from dozing on Android

If your phone runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or later, your handset has a feature called Doze. Designed to optimize battery usage, it puts your apps and games into a deeper sleep mode when it detects that the device is not being used. Unfortunately, this sometimes means that your notifications or messages can be slower to […]

Google rolls out ‘Street View ready’ program for 360-degree cameras from Samsung, GoPro, and more

Google’s Street View certification program lets you easily publish 360-degree content.

Google has announced a “Street View ready” program that makes it easier for customers using 360-degree cameras to capture and upload imagery to Street View. 20 cameras will be available over the coming months, including products from Samsung, GoPro, 360Fly, Insta360, Xiaomi’s Yi Technology, and others.

The Street View certification covers four categories:

Street View mobile ready: 360 cameras that can publish Street View directly  [Read More…]

Moving from Windows Phone to Android? Here’s what you need to know

It might hurt a little, but if you’re a Windows 10 Mobile user thinking of jumping ship to Android, we’re here to help.

One of Android’s most redeeming features is how open it is. You’re forced to have some Google involvement. But the truth is, you can make the switch and still be all about Microsoft if you want to. After all, why should you give up the services you love just because you change phone platforms?

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Lots of people are switching from iPhone to Galaxy S8

Many people are tired of Android vs. iPhone. They just want a Galaxy S8.

The Galaxy S8 is a great phone, and with the iPhone 7 series looking a little dated, it makes sense that plenty of iPhone users are looking to pick up a Galaxy S8 or S8+.

Moving to a Galaxy S8 is fairly easy, especially if you already use Google services. But what about those who don’t have a lot of experience with Android in general?  [Read More…]